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PCL experience

Original post made by PCL parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 11, 2011

This year we have been been parents of a Palo Alto Little League PCL player. It may be just our very subjective observation, but there seemed to be pretty blatant favoritism on the part of coaches for their sons -- never came out of games, always played the position of their choice, batted atop the order, and all regardless of performance which was often sub-par. We observed this not only on our own team, but on others as well, and there was other parent chatter about it. Some said it is a perpetual problem with PALL. Has anyone else observed this?

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

One way to address this perception is to become a coach yourself.

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

It is a perpetual problem, including kids who play Majors and shouldn't because their parents coach. And there are parents who coach, just so their kid gets playing time. And coaches WAY too interested in winning when the kids are younger (not PCL or Majors). PCL was intended to be a less competitive league than Majors, but the level of seriousness give lie to that.

That said, there are also a lot of wonderful, caring coaches in this all volunteer organization.

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